Future equipment may not last as long...

From: Dave Dameron <ddameron_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Sep 23 09:06:21 1999

and draw more insects, (spiders) etc.
>--Researchers pursue biodegradable pc boards--
>A project to investigate reducing the cost of recycling has produced some
>promising results--and a patent application--in the area of biodegradable
>printed-circuit boards. The Welding Institute (TWI), based here, and the
>British Textile Technology Group (BTTG; Manchester, England) have been
>working together for about one year and are now looking for additional
>partners to help produce an industrial-scale demonstration of the
>technology. TWI has been investigating biodegradable pc boards as a means
>of satisfying forthcoming European Union (EU) recycling legislation.
>Candidate materials for biodegradable pc boards include proteins such
>as casein and plant extensions and carbohydrate-based materials such as
>cellulose and chitin.
Received on Thu Sep 23 1999 - 09:06:21 BST

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